Kougetsu Shirogami Nashiji Santoku Knife with a 170mm blade.
These knives are using the a shirogami (white paper) carbon steel core and are clad with stainless steel to protect the blade and reduce the blade care to a minimum. Shirogami is one of the most popular Japanese knife steels, hard and relatively easy to sharpen with a very good edge retention. The nashiji finish comes from the Nashi pear as the finish looks a bit like the Nashi pear skin. It gives the knife a nice rustic finish and also it helps that food is not sticking to the blade. The handles are made out of ichii wood.
The shirogami nashiji range is a great knife to enter the world of hand forged knives for a very reasonable price!
- weight: 129gr
- blade length: 170mm
- total length: 311mm
- hrc: 60